A Bamana standing female figure
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1930: item # 1228883
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michael cichon tribal arts
P.O. Box 5919
Bradenton, FL 34281
|The sensuous, fluid forms of this figure have been ritually cleaned and rubbed with special oils; the facial plane, especially, appears moist on the surface from numerous, annual applications. The resulting deep and glossy, reddish-black surface of this beautifully composed standing, young female compliments its distinctly slender physique. Possibly a 'jo nyeleni' figure or one owned by the 'jo' society'. It is 19.5"H, and in very fine condition with minimal losses, mainly on the extremities. Early 20th C. Provenance: Bart family collection, since the 1950's, NYC and FL.|